Day 1 – Pick-up Naples / Isle of Capri
On arrival at the Naples International airport, a host from the crew warmly welcomes you to Italy’s third largest city located at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius. Within fifteen minutes you will be on board your yacht, moored in the Port of Napoli.
After your journey there will be time to relax, explore your surroundings, and meet the entire yacht crew before our departure to the Isle of Capri – a breathtaking area of natural beauty in the Bay of Naples.
We will dock in Capri for the night. After dinner, you can wander through the winding streets where you will find chic shopping boutiques. Enjoy some leisure time to explore the Piazzetta, the center of attraction for the many international jet setters who visit the island each year.
Day 2 – Capri
The next morning our crew will serve breakfast alfresco as the Skipper sets sail for an afternoon cruise along the backside of Capri. During our excursion, we will reach parts of the island completely inaccessible by other means. Discover the Grotta Bianca, the Natural Arch, the Faraglioni rocks, and the bay of Marina Piccola.
For the more adventurous, your crew will delight in teaching you the basics of water skiing or wake boarding!
Day 3 – Positano
The next morning your crew will serve breakfast alfresco as your Skipper sets sail for a short, one-hour hop to Positano, known as “The Gem of the Divine Coast”. Located at the southern foot of Monti Lattari (Milkmen Mountains), Positano enjoys all the good effects of gentle weather, thanks to its position, sheltered from northerly winds. Your yacht will remain at anchor near Positano all afternoon, allowing you to relax on the sundeck or participate in some of the numerous water sports we can offer.
Gaze out at the town rising up vertically, following the steep incline of the mountains and rising sheer from the sea. This may be the only case in the world where the panoramic view of the town facing away from the sea is more beautiful than the sea horizon behind you.
This evening we will remain at anchor off Positano. You can dine under the stars and enjoy the view or head ashore to dine at one of Positano’s many fine restaurants.
Day 4 – Amalfi
After breakfast this morning, we will sail along the Amalfi Coast, dotted with picturesque villages and towns clinging to cliffs plunging into the sea. We will anchor in a bay near the largest town on this stretch of coast, Amalfi itself. We can anchor in a bay here for a light lunch and the opportunity to take full advantage of the crystal clear waters and to relax.
If you care to take a tender ashore, you can find the Piazza Flavio Gioia in the town's harbor. One of its sides reaches directly into the ocean. This is a lively area with age-old workshops and a chapel of St. Ann. At one of the many bars on the harbor, you can have a glass of superb wine and sample a delicious antipasto.
This evening, your yacht will head out for an overnight run to Lipari and the Aeolian Islands.
Day 5 – The Aeolian Islands – (The Lipari Group of Islands)
You will awake this morning to find we have traveled one hundred miles from Capri and are now tucked between the toe of Italy's boot and Sicily. Welcome to the Aeolian Islands. Today, we cruise these blue waters of Sicily’s northeastern coast, dotted with islands that vary in character and landscape. From lunar-like Vulcano, to the quiet beaches of Salina (of “Il Postino” film fame) to the lush, cliff-top meadows of Lipari, the Aeolian Islands will fascinate us with their diverse and unusual topography.
We first sail past Stromboli, the “Black Giant,” which is one of the few constantly active volcanoes in the world; the view from the sea is most unforgettable!
We may choose to spend the afternoon anchored in a remote bay near the island of Lipari, where you can relax, sunbathe, and take a light lunch.
During the evening hours, we will have the option to sail back over to Stromboli where you may glimpse the volcanic eruptions lighting up the night sky. Tonight, we anchor overnight near one of these enchanting islands.
Day 6 – The Aeolian Islands – (Lipari Group of Islands)
We will spend the entire day cruising the Aeolian Islands. Today, you could opt to take advantage of more waterspouts activities, or we may sail to nearby Vulcano, studded with fantastic lava formations. Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands, and it will invite you to its pumice beaches. If you wish to explore Lipari, take a tender ashore to enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Meander through the narrow streets or pause in a local pastry shop. We will anchor out for the evening—you and the Captain can pick a spot that tickles your fancy.
Day 7 – The Aeolian Islands – (Lipari Group of Islands)
Today we sail on to Panarea, the smallest island of the archipelago, which can offer you a relaxing mud bath if you choose, thanks to its natural springs. If time permits, we may also sail to Filicudi and Alicudi, which will surprise you with their enchanting sea.
Tonight, we will anchor out once again near the island of Lipari and prepare to head on to Sicily in the morning. Enjoy your final evening of solitude out amidst these remote treasures of the Mediterranean.
Day 8 – Cruise to Sicily / Historic Taormina
After breakfast we continue to sail towards Sicily, where the town of Taormina clings to the cliffs high above the eastern coast.
We will drop anchor just off the island. If you’d like, spend the afternoon in picturesque Taormina, built on terraces cascading down to the sea. During a walking tour, pass cobblestone piazzas, elegant shops, and outdoor cafes en route to the Greek theater.
Appreciate the ingenuity of the Greeks who created the spectacular theater with a beautiful natural backdrop of Mt. Etna in the distance. This evening, enjoy authentic Sicilian cuisine in one of the many restaurants in Taormina.
Day 9 – Sicily / Historic Taormina
For our second day in Taormina, you may consider taking a tour to visit Mt. Etna. Alternatively, your yacht can head out to find a nice anchorage to enjoy a final day playing on your yacht’s many water toys.
Dine onboard ship this evening and reflect on the day’s sites by relaxing under the stars.
Day 10 – Catania (Noon drop off)
We continue our cruise of the Sicilian coast to our final destination: Catania.
As your journey aboard your yacht comes to an end, you can be certain that you have enjoyed the definitive southern Italian experience.